Organik

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This article is about a Robert Miles album. For the King of the Dot host, see Organik (musician).
Organik
Studio album by Robert Miles
Released 11 June 2001
Recorded 1999 in Ibiza,
2000-2001 in London
Genre Trip hop, chill out, trance
Length 63:59
Label Salt SALT CD 001
Producer Robert Miles
Robert Miles chronology
23am
(1997)
Organik
(2001)
Organik Remixes
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Q Magazine 3/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound 7/10 stars[3]
Alternative Press 8/10 stars[4]

Organik is the third studio album by Robert Miles, released on June 11, 2001. The first he independently recorded and produced after quitting his record company, it marked a complete departure from the style of his first two albums.

Overview[edit]

Organik was composed and arranged during the summer of 1999 at Can Maresa in Ibiza, then recorded and mixed across seventeen months from 2000 to 2001 at Muchmoremusic Studios in London. Self-released on Salt Records, it is also available from Narada, Shakti Records (U.S.), and DBX Records.

The title "TSBOL" stands for "That Small Bubble of Life".[5] It is derived from the sample used in the track intro: " Time to work. Time to relax. Time to reflect... Look down. Look down. That fragile bubble of life float on a sea of nothing: [Spaceship Earth.] ".

The title "Pour Te Parler" is French for "[For] To Talk to You".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "TSBOL" – 3:44
  2. "Separation" – 4:32
  3. "Paths" – 4:00
  4. "Wrong" – 5:26
  5. "It's All Coming Back" – 4:10
  6. "Pour te Parler" – 4:21
  7. "Trance Shapes" – 3:55
  8. "Connections" – 4:57
  9. "Release Me" – 7:48
  10. "Improvisations Part 1" – 7:06
  11. "Improvisations Part 2" – 5:53
  12. "Endless" – 8:00

Personnel[edit]

All tracks written by Robert Miles (born Roberto Concina), except track 3 written by Robert Miles and Smoke City (Nina Miranda, Marc Brown, Chris Franck).

Musical
Technical
  • Robert Miles – arranger, programming, engineer, producer
  • Nick Ingman – string arrangements (on 1, 4, 6)
  • Toni Economides – additional production, engineer
  • Michael Fossenkemper – mastering
Samples
  • On 1, public domain sample from "Scenes of Earth and life on Earth" in One Small Step, by R. Lynn Bondurant, NASA, 1970.
  • On 3, extract and lyrics from "Many Paths" by Smoke City.
  • On 5, samples recorded in Mnemba Island, Tanzania, January 1998.
  • On 11, extracts from "Nagual Session" by Pianeta Terra (G. peres, G. Trevisan, A. Marchesan), July 1999.
  • On 12, samples recorded in Can Maresa, Ibiza, summer 1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Rick (2001-05-22). "Organik - Robert Miles". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  2. ^ Q (7/01, p.113) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Finds him experimenting with an exotic world vibe....slinging in the usual mix of shimmering Middle Eastern strings and chunky beats..."
  3. ^ http://drownedinsound.com/releases/2613/reviews/1387-
  4. ^ Alternative Press (7/01, pp.74-5) - 8 out of 10 - "...A rousing yet atmospheric tapestry which is wholly original..."
  5. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 2005-03-09. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 

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